Hana Chamoun—born in London and raised in Lebanon—is an actress based in New York City. She completed her BA in Communication Arts and Psychology in Beirut. She then moved to New York where she trained in Method acting for one year at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and received a two-year acting degree in the Meisner technique at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, where she was honored as valedictorian for her graduating class.
Raised by filmmaker-parents, Hana knew she belonged in the world of film from an early age. She discovered her passion for acting on the set of her father's film, In The Shadows of the City (2000), where she made her feature film debut at the age of five. She spent her teenage years acting in theater productions and short films, developing her love for the craft. At 21, Hana had a formative experience acting in 3000 Nights (2015), in which she also worked closely as an advisor to the director.
In New York City, Hana has appeared in projects performed on Off-Broadway stages including the New York Theater Workshop and The Atlantic Theater. She stars in the acclaimed short film Salam (2018), which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and has appeared on the Emmy Award-winning show Ramy (2020). She also has leading roles in the Netflix Original show Jinn (2018) and the TV show Medinah (2017).
Hana’s second love is directing. She has directed a number of short films and a play, Baggage (2015), performed at the renowned Babel Theater in Beirut. Her passion for Drama Therapy, especially for children, has led her to spend many months teaching and volunteering in refugee camps in Lebanon and Palestine.